In his season finale, John Oliver plays authoritarian bingo, warns we're on the verge of losing

“The world is dabbling with something very dangerous right now,” warned John Oliver at the conclusion of his last Last Week Tonight main story of the year on Sunday. No, not our near-universal obsession with Bradley Cooper’s new version of A Star Is Born. Sure, that’s hyperbolic and a little weird, but basically…

D'Arcy Carden goes behind the scenes of her awesome Good Place bar fight 

Lately, the Good Place cast has been making it clear that their super-good show is also super-fun to make, with Jameela Jamil posting some behind-the-scenes videos a few days ago of her and the rest of the cast trying to teach Ted Danson how to dance, but D’Arcy Carden showed everybody how it’s done with a series of…

Bill Lawrence would make a Scrubs movie, but only if everybody gets really desperate

So far, it looks like Frasier is the only TV show that the original creators want to bring back but cannot, due to Kelsey Grammer’s inability to come up with a good justification for the return of Frasier Crane, but now we’ve got another older TV show that the original creator doesn’t want to bring back—at least until…

Jenna Fischer, Ellie Kemper, and Ed Helms all try to bully SNL host Steve Carell into that Office reboot

With former The Office star, current dramatic leading man, and three-time host Steve Carell in the house for last night’s Saturday Night Live, several audience members couldn’t help but pester him during his monologue about when/if a rumored reboot of the classic-for-most-of-its-run NBC series was happening.…

Shit the light fantastic with this collection of kickass bathrooms that look like vaporwave album covers

Look, we get it: It’s 2018, life is stressful, half the planet’s on fire, and sometimes you just want to chill out by looking at a bunch of super-cool toilets that look like they could pull double duty (hey-o) as the cover image for a YouTube compilation of synth and jazz-heavy vaporwave tracks.

Timothée Chalamet breaks it to Stephen Colbert that Steve Carell is now an internet "sex icon"

Rising star Timothée Chalamet—of last year’s critical darling Call Me By Your Name, and the recent addiction drama Beautiful Boy—has come a long way in the last few years, but he hasn’t quite reached the point in his development toward superstardom where he can breeze his way through a big late-night interview segment…

George R.R. Martin apparently now hiding out in a cabin to get this goddamn book done

Earlier this week, A Song Of Ice And Fire author/professional getting-yelled-at-by-the-internet man George R.R. Martin finally came clean about his struggles with finishing The Winds Of Winter, the sixth novel in the bestselling, franchise-launching book series. Now it sounds like he’s officially buckling down to get…

Disney shows off new John Williams theme, whole bunch of aerial shots of its Star Wars mini-parks

Out of all of the things made possible by Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars brand back in 2012, few have been as highly anticipated—or as fraught with the potential for fuck-ups—as the chance to see what its famed Imagineers could do with a Wars-themed “Land” at the company’s parks. The end result of that effort…

Bill Maher out here talking shit about Stan Lee fans, which, actually, yeah, that tracks

Determined, as ever, to speak truth to (elaborate, uncomfortable shrugging gesture), HBO talk show host/occasional HR bullet point Bill Maher wrote an editorial this weekend going after those who have well and truly destroyed American society: fans of the late Stan Lee. And while we might suggest that “less than a…

Cut our lives into pieces, but this new Papa Roach single is actually pretty chipper

Reminding us all that they don’t exist solely to grimdark up karaoke nights, or periodically let Paul Ryan know how much he sucks, the members of Papa Roach announced a new album tonight—their tenth, for those of you who haven’t been keeping careful track of the “Papa Roach discography” page on Wikipedia. To celebrate…

Marvel might be killing off its Netflix shows, but Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will live on through 2020

Ensuring that we’ll have to spend yet another year laboriously typing out every damn period in Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. whenever the topic of still-extant superhero shows comes up, ABC announced today that it’s already ordered up a seventh season of the long-running MCU spin-off series, before its sixth has…

Campus thought police deny students' right to worship Danny DeVito with big pile of trash

College is supposed to be a time of learning and open-mindedness, where one can explore and experiment with new ideas and new concepts. Of course, that’s only if you conform to the NPR-approved prevailing campus world-view. Sadly, the campus thought-police are at it again, and this time they’re taking away one of our…

Eighth Grade, We The Animals, and First Reformed lead Spirit Awards nominations

There’s no clear frontrunner in the Spirit Awards nominations, which were announced today, but rather a handful of disparate features duking it out in the major categories. The ceremony, which celebrates U.S. films produced for less than $20 million, will see Bo Burnham’s touching coming-of-age comedy Eighth Grade, …

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